How do you make chicken stock?

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8 years 6 months ago #36602 by Rod Brown
In the past I have I have put the older chooks (2-3 years) in the slow cooker for eating but they have always been too tough even after 6-8 hours, so this one (skinned) I want to make into chicken stock! how should I do that, what do I need to know?

Thanks.........Rod

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8 years 6 months ago #476815 by stephclark
put bird or bones in large pot .. cover with water .. simmer with onion, celery,carrot.. simmer till everything falls apart, strain off liquid.. that's the stock

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8 years 6 months ago #476817 by igor
Replied by igor on topic How do you make chicken stock?
You could do worse than to try the procedure I have posted previously for chicken soup then strain off the liquid as steph suggests.

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8 years 6 months ago #476819 by Rod Brown
Ok I can do that but what about the bigger chunks of meat that will be left seems a waste to discard them, should I chop them up and add it to the stock or is that a no no. :o

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8 years 6 months ago #476821 by Megan
Feed them (chunks) back to the chickens! waste not, want not!

Megan

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8 years 6 months ago #476823 by Blueberry

stephclark;480078 wrote: put bird or bones in large pot .. cover with water .. simmer with onion, celery,carrot.. simmer till everything falls apart, strain off liquid.. that's the stock


add garlic, chilli and ginger and a spoonful of unrefined seasalt, and you have broth

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8 years 6 months ago #476826 by igor
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How about using the leftover lumps of meat and stuff to make a curry?

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8 years 6 months ago #476831 by Hawkspur
Adding a small amount (tablespoons) of something acidic such as lemon juice, vinegar or wine, helps to get more out of the connective tissues and into the stock.
Breaking or cutting the larger bones gets more of the marrow into the stock too.

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8 years 6 months ago #476841 by tonic
I use our old hens for stock and cook them just like you said you do, in the crockpot for the day. I add onion, carrot etc as others suggested, and its a good idea to put a little something acidic like hawkspur suggests as there is a lot of goodness to be leached out of the connective tissue etc. Keeping the feet when you do a kill is a good idea too, toss them in to cook with the stock as they add extra gelatin to it - nutrient dense and healing for the digestive tract.

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8 years 6 months ago #476900 by Belle Bosse
That is where you put the rock in the pot with the chicken and boil till the rock is soft then toss the chicken, use the liquid and eat the rock??

sorry, cant resist lol.

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8 years 6 months ago #476904 by Blueberry
you got that wrong, BB, that was shoe soles....

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8 years 6 months ago #476908 by stephclark
yip its pukeko that goes with rock [;)]

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8 years 6 months ago #476910 by igor
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Nothing wrong with pukeko. My mum used to cook them sometimes.

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8 years 6 months ago #476994 by Rod Brown
It's been slow cooking for 6 hours now and I'll leave it for quite a while yet, if the meat is tender enough at the end of it all I will do the curry thing!

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